What to Expect
During your first visit to Champions Clinic we’ll ask that you fill out some forms, unless you’ve filled them out at home. After this step, you will have a consultation with one of our doctors. This is to discuss your health-related problems, concerns, and potential treatment options.The initial visit is constructed so that our doctor can get to learn more about your condition and expectations to determine how chiropractic care can meet your goals.
Next, our doctor will do a complete chiropractic examination. Other standard tests will be performed as well. However, nothing will be done in our office without your consent. Depending on your condition, we may need some X-rays. X-rays help us develop the best treatment plan for you and bring to our attention any serious spinal conditions.
Once all of the information is collected, our doctor will give you a report of the findings and answer any questions you may have. At the end of this process, you can choose to go through your first treatment. This can include spinal adjustments, physical rehabilitation, and/or a soft tissue massage.
Before you leave, our doctor will suggest a wellness program to incorporate outside of treatment. If you’re experiencing pain when you first come into our office, the program could include: ice or heat application instructions, certain activities or positions to avoid, and at home exercises and/or stretches. This is for you to achieve good spinal alignment, have a healthy diet, exercise, and maintain a positive mental slate.
There are three general phases to chiropractic care, you will more than likely experience all of these phases in your treatment here at Champions Clinic.
Phase 1: Relief Care
If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better. Depending on the severity of your problem, it is typical to need care 2-3 times per week for 4-12 weeks.
Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care
During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. It is typical to need care 4-8 times per month for 6-24 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
Phase 3: Wellness Care
Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-4 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.